About this listing
With its gorgeous, mortis & tenon, fully exposed red-oak post and beam frame, this modern home has an old-time, country charm, complete with all the comforts and amenities of home. Fully furnished and including bed linens, towels and full kitchen.
2600sqft Lodge-style house w/ exposed oak post & beam frame. Built (c.1996-99) in the midst of an ancient stone landscape, this house now operates as the "base camp" for an ongoing archaeological investigation of stone works laid out in astounding geometry.
Privately located on a quiet, dead-end road, adjacent to a 2700+ acre wildlife sanctuary, Stone 'n Sky Lodge offers accommodations including 4-5 bdrms, 3baths, a well-equipped kitchen, living room w/ huge sectional couch, sitting room w/ fireplace and fold-out full-size futon, formal sitting room w/ library, vaulted ceilings, fully screened-in porch w/ sun/moon-rise views, washer/dryer, 2 TVs for DVD/VHS viewing, satellite internet access, generally excellent cellphone reception and guided tours of the archaeological site. Many seasonal events and festivals, year-round attractions, local artisans, micro-brewed beers, good food, folks & music all to be discovered within minutes of this locus.
For a broader scope of goods & services, we are centrally located 30 min. drive from Amherst, Greenfield, Fitchburg & 45 min. from Northampton, Leominster, Brattleboro, VT, & Keene, NH.
**Stone N' Sky Lodge has a deep well with fantastic water that supplies the taps to the whole house. Please Do Not Bring Bottled Water!
**There are no pets residing at the lodge, however our two farm dogs, Kuzu-Pogo & Piper generally accompany me as I go about the property.
This is a whole house rental, including full kitchen and common areas.
Special pricing is available for single person or couple occupying one bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
We live two houses down the hill from the lodge and will greet our guests upon arrival. We will give an overview of the lodge amenities and answer any questions that may arise. We carry on routine outside maintenance when necessary (snow removal, garden watering, etc.), and are generally easily accessible for troubleshooting unforeseen problems. Each guest is unique, and we are happy to interact as much or as little as our guests feel inclined.
One of four private houses on a dead-end road, Stone n' Sky Lodge abuts a 2,700+ acre wildlife sanctuary. Close to miles of trails, swimming holes, lakes and State Parks, we are also just minutes away from shopping, local food, music, seasonal events and festivals.
Car required. No public transportation.
Other Things to Note
This property is a unique "living museum".
House Rules are posted where appropriate within the lodge. Basically, respect this space as you would wish others to respect your own.
*Exceptions to the "No Pets" rule can be made on a case by case basis.
Before checking out, Please...
Return books to shelves.
Leave kitchen clean, run dishes through dishwasher.
Refill woodbox if applicable.
Sweep/vacuum foot-traffic areas, other areas as needed.
Smoking is allowed outside and on screened-in porch where ashtrays are provided.
**Cleaning/damages fees may be charged if neglect/abuse of house occurs.
Sarah's home was perfect for our family and friends. Clean, well laid out, plenty of space and books/games for a very comfortable stay. While Sarah was away she informed us weeks in advance and had a close friend (Sote) there to greet us, answer questions and brought us fresh eggs from Sarah's neighboring property. We will definitely be back.
Absolutely amazing, we loved staying here. Sarah was extremely nice and helpful. She was able to give us information on all the local shopping and restaurant and even delivered some goodies the day of check in.
The cabin was nice, clean, and well stocked with everything that you would need for a home away from home. We will definitely consider staying here again!
Beautiful spot. Sarah was extremely friendly, and stopped by to provide us with supplies for breakfast. The house was full of modern amenities for our stay in the country – A nice mix. We had 10 people staying here, and everyone was very comfortable.
It was a great stay, there were lots of sleeping places which made everyone in our largish group very comfortable. Private area with lots of green surrounding. The fire pit was great. Sarah was very friendly and sweet.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay. Sarah was a terrific host that made us all feel very welcome.
The house is well situated within quite woods, with all the conveniences of home.
Sarah was such a wonderful hostess. The house is big and warm. We loved it and the kids were crazy about the toys that Sarah had ready for them. We also had fresh cinnamon bread in the moment. Thank you very much for your hospitality. It was enjoyable.
Sarah was the most kind hearted, open minded, free spirited person I have met in quite a long time. It was really refreshing having such a wonderful discussion with her about the house and the land upon our arrival. She greeted us with eggs, bread and some of the most delicious coffee as complements to our stay. The house is beautiful and has plenty of room. The land however is incredible. Immersed into the woods and set far enough away from neighbors this house is a true getaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We all would love to make this a recurring visit, we all felt welcomed and at home. I am looking forward to the next time we stay at this place and connect with Sarah again. She was a wonderful host and has become a great friend.
Thank you Ryan ~ Indeed, the feelings are mutual. Meeting you felt more like a reunion than a first encounter, and I too am looking forward to the next time you visit this house and land.
Our discussions strengthened my own sense of hope and optimism -- with 'a collective of motivated individuals' such as yourselves, stepping forward as catalysts 'for positive social change', there can only follow a renewed faith in the future of humanity.
About the Host, Sarah
I am one of a family of eclectic individuals whose common thread is woven into the rich tapestry of respect for our living earth and all beings.
Our beloved old homestead (I fondly call my hermitage) is just down the hill from the guest lodge. Here, for the past 20 years, I have been trialing various species of fruiting plants in a rambling, forest edge garden...Its a life's work of joy and of heartbreak.
As hosts we are perhaps best known for our laid-back hospitality ~ sharing good food, fireside stories, and plenty of strong, locally roasted coffee.